APF into semis

DHARAN: Defending champion Nepal APF Club advanced to the semi-finals of the 18th International Invitational Budha Subba Red Bull Gold Cup Football Tournament with a 5-4 victory over Kaski-XI here on Monday. The match was decided through spot kick battle after the regular time finished with the score 1-1 at the ANFA Technical Centre. Rakesh Gurung scored for Kaski in the 22nd minute, while Ganesh Lawati equalised for APF in the 33rd minute. Lawati, Sudip Shrikhakar, Anjan Bista, Milan Rai and Jangbu Sherpa converted their shots, while Rabi Thapa, Rakesh Gurung, Pradip Gurung and Suleman Magar converted their shots for Kaski.